Guide to Understanding PDB Data: Hierarchical Structure
The constantly-growing PDB is a reflection of the research that is happening in laboratories across the world. This can make it both exciting and challenging to use the database in research and education.
PDB-101's Guide to Understanding PDB Data was created to help users navigate through the contents of the archive without having a detailed background in structural biology.
Topics cover biological assemblies, molecular graphics programs, R-value and R-free, and more.
A new chapter highlights the Hierarchical Structure of Proteins. Topics in this article include:
- Why is Understanding Protein Folding Important?
- Hierarchical Structure
- Visualization of Hierarchical Structure
- Classifying Protein Folds